Uniform and Dress Code
Children are encouraged to wear school uniform as it gives them a sense of belonging to the school community. Our uniform colours are yellow and navy blue.
It is not compulsory to wear items with the school logo, although we do encourage this. Items with the logo are only available from our online supplier PMG at www.pmgschoolwear.co.uk. Purchasing uniform via PMG helps to raise funds for the school as the supplier donates a percentage of each sale to the school.
The day to day uniform consists of the following items (those marked with an asterisk have the school logo):
Top Yellow short sleeved polo shirt*
Jumper Navy blue sweatshirt*
Navy blue cardigan*
Navy blue jumper
Trousers Navy blue joggers*
Navy blue shorts
Navy blue trousers
Dress/Skirt Blue/Yellow check print dress
Navy blue skirt
Navy blue pinafore dress
Please note jeans are not allowed, and all sweatshirts/cardigans/jumpers should be navy blue. No coloured hoodies/sweatshirts should be worn indoors.
Footwear should be sensible and comfortable – the children must be able to put them on without adult assistance (laces only if they can tie their own). Open toed sandals can be worn in the summer, but only if worn with socks. Knee high fashion boots are not acceptable for daily wear. Big boots (e.g. knee high, moon or wellies) should not be worn all day – please send in a change of shoes. Please note that trainers are not allowed in school.
The PE Kit consists of:
Yellow short sleeved t-shirt*
Royal Blue shorts
The PE Kit stays in school during term time in a PE bag (these are available to purchase from the school office and are of the right size for storage – no swim bags please!) and is taken home to be washed at the end of each half term. Please note tracksuits are not worn by the infant pupils for PE as lessons are held indoors if the weather is inclement.
Reception children require a change of underwear and socks in their PE Bags.
As the children spend a lot of time outside, a suitable coat for outdoor play must be provided. Although we offer a fleece and a waterproof jacket, your child’s normal home coat will be fine as long as it is warm and ideally waterproof with a hood.
Optional items on the website:
Navy blue fleece* Navy blue reversible waterproof jacket*
There are also sun hats with the school logo available on the website for the summer. Although you are not required to purchase a sun hat with a logo, we strongly advise that all children have summer hats for when the sun is hot as there is not as much shade in the playground.
In order to take books home, your child requires a suitable bag. The uniform company supply designated “Book Bags” that are clearly marked with the school name and have a label for your child’s name that fit nicely into their drawers. They are sturdy and can be carried across the shoulder/body and have reflective strips on them.
These are available from the Garden Suburb Infant Section of the uniform website
ALL ITEMS SHOULD BE CLEARLY MARKED WITH YOUR CHILD’S NAME
How to purchase:
www.pmgschoolwear.co.uk supply to both Infant and Junior schools. When you go to the website select Garden Suburb Infant School from the drop down (or type in the search bar) and this will take you to our individual page.
If you do not have access to the internet or a credit/debit card you can order by telephone or mail order. PMG aim to deliver all uniform within 7-10 days of your order, this may increase to 14 days over the summer.
ORDERS RECEIVED AFTER THE MIDDLE OF AUGUST ARE NOT GUARANTEED TO ARRIVE BEFORE SCHOOL RETURNS IN SEPTEMBER
(SEE UNIFORM WEBSITE FOR FURTHER DETAILS AND EXACT DATE)
Items without the logo can be purchased at any retailer.
The PTA also hold regular second hand uniform sales throughout the year, which recycles old uniform (in good condition!) and gives the opportunity to purchase uniform at a much reduced price.
If you have difficulties with the cost of purchasing your child’s uniform, please come to the school office for confidential advice.
Children should not wear jewellery for health and safety reasons, particularly in the playground and during PE. If your child has pierced ears small stud earrings are suitable. Bangles, bracelets, rings and necklaces are not appropriate and should not be worn
Long hair should be securely tied back in order to avoid accidents on apparatus and reduce the transmission of head lice. Hair bands should be simple and not ornately decorated.
We discourage ‘fashion’ hair styles involving ornate shaving as these are inappropriate in an infant school. These hairstyles will often make the child feel very uncomfortable as it draws unwelcome attention from their classmates and peers.
All items of school clothing, including PE Kit and bags should be clearly marked with the child’s name so lost items can be returned to their owner. Items which are not labelled are put in the lost property and unclaimed items will be disposed of at the end of each half term.